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A Simple Guide to Setting Up a Business in the UK [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Katie Thompson on July 28, 2014

Have you ever thought about starting a business in the UK? Setting up a business can take time, effort and resources, but it needn’t be a complicated process to get your head around. All it takes is a great idea for a product or service...

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How to make the most out of social media for small businesses [INFOGRAPHIC]

Posted by Pamela Bustard on June 16, 2014

Thanks to the explosion of social media channels, small businesses have many more opportunities to reach audiences, get their brand name out there and assist customer relations; the digital landscape in the business industry has never thrived so much. From Twitter and Facebook to LinkedIn...

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Professional Indemnity Insurance for Business Consultants

Posted by Katie Thompson on October 20, 2014

No matter what industry you work in, if you are a project manager or business consultant providing potentially game-changing advice to other firms and organisations, you definitely need to have a strong professional indemnity insurance plan in place to cover legal fees and compensation costs....

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Unexpected Decline in UK Retail Sector – What does this mean for SMES?

Posted by Katie Thompson on October 20, 2014

Just as UK small retailers gear up for the crucial Christmas shopping period, a worrying decline in the retail market has been highlighted in a quarterly survey from KPMG/Ipsos Retail Think Tank (RTT). Mainly exacerbated by a poor trading period for food retailers and a...

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SME Inspiration – Manchester Entrepreneur Wins £10K National Contest

Posted by Katie Thompson on October 20, 2014

An inspirational Manchester entrepreneur has won a national contest with his start-up SME brewing company Zymurgorium. 23-year-old Aaron Darke from Northern Moor in Wythenshawe, went up against 450 fledgling British businesses to win the £10,000 cash prize up for grabs in Carnegie UK Trust’s TestTown...

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Vote for us in the Talk of Manchester Business Awards

Posted by Pamela Bustard on October 17, 2014

We’ve got some very exciting news to announce at The Insurance Octopus…we’re delighted to announce that we have been nominated for Best Insurance Company at this year’s Talk of Manchester Business Awards! More about the TOMs The Talk of Manchester supports over 80 events across...

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